Courses

2018 Continuing Education Schedule

REFUND POLICY Students who officially withdraw from a course prior to the first instructional day of the class will receive a 100% refund of tuition. Students who withdraw from a course after the start of the first instructional day shall receive no refund of tuition. Refunds, when due, will be made by check to the address shown as the student’s official home of record within 30 days of the first day of class, or from the date the College cancels the class due to low enrollment. Students should notify their instructor to formally withdraw from a course prior to the first day of class. This policy applies to classroom setting environments only and is not applicable to mine safety certification or instruction.

NOTE: All scheduled classes have a minimum enrollment requirement of five (5) students unless otherwise specified.

Personal Enrichment Classes

 

For more detailed program information including requirements or to register, please contact Roger Byrd at 478-275-5988 or rbyrd@oftc.edu. Register Button
Class Class Dates Day Time Cost Campus Location
Advanced Cake Decorating TBD Sandersville, Tarbutton
Conversational Espanol

*Note: At registration, please list each class date individually.

7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13,  8/20, 8/27 M 6-8PM $15 per class Dublin, Porter Center 625
Beginning Guitar 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 Th. 7-8PM $150 Dublin, Porter Center 625
Smart Devices – Android 7/18 W 6-8PM $25 Sandersville, Tarbutton Center, 430
Smart Devices – iPhone 7/25 W 6-8PM $25 Sandersville, Tarbutton Center, 430
Civic Literacy 9/17 M 6-8PM $5 Dublin, Porter Center, YKK Room

Course Descriptions:

  • Advanced Cake Decorating: Learn how to work with Fondant, gum paste and create stacked cakes.
  • Appalachian Lap Dulcimer: Learn the history of this uniquely Southern instrument. Be entertained while learning the basics of playing the mountain folk tunes. Bring your own instrument or just come and observe.
  • Beginning Guitar: Learn to play guitar from an experienced professional. From basic chords to complete pieces, this course will guide you to becoming competent in this popular instrument.
  • Cake Decorating: Learn how to decorate your cakes like a professional baker. Skills presented include making your own icing, filling and using an icing bag, borders and rosettes, and creating unique holiday designs. Sweet!
  • Cake Decorating Series: Week 1: Baking Basics – Making a cake from scratch. Making basic buttercream icing. How to level a cake. How to split a cake. Crumb coating a cake; Week 2: Basic Piping – Coloring icing. The capabilities of different piping tips. Practice techniques. Borders. How to pipe symmetrical patterns; Week 3: Piping Techniques – Writing on cakes (varying fonts). Drop flowers. Star flowers. Leaves; Week 4: Advanced Piping – Flower techniques. Accent techniques.
  • Civic Literacy: Enjoy a compelling lecture followed by lively discussion on the founding document of our republic. Celebrate Constitution Day with us.
  • Conversational Espanol: Enhance your English to Spanish skills for day-to-day interactions with primarily Spanish speakers. Presented in eight segments, participants will benefit from individual modules or the entire series.
  • Floral Design: Students will learn the basics of floral design and how to create beautiful floral arrangements for seasonal events. EACH PARTICIPANT WILL GO HOME WITH THEIR OWN SEASONAL ARRANGEMENT.
  • Painting as a Hobby: Develop your artistic side with this course taught by a highly skilled artist.
  • Smart Devices: Learn to maximize the potential of your iPhone, Android, tablet, or other smart device. Both business and personal applications will be explored.
  • Smart Devices – Android: this course is designed as a follow-up to the Basic Smart Devices course. Android systems and devices will be targeted.
  • Smart Devices – iPhone: The iPhone and iPhone specific systems will be explored in this follow-up to the Basic Smart Devices Course.
  • The Scott Thompson Lectures: Hear the history of our region from a local historian with a passion for the dignity and contributions of our people. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, laugh, and experience the pride of being the descendant of those who came before us.

 

Career Development Classes

 

For more detailed program information including requirements or to register, please contact Roger Byrd at 478-275-5988 or rbyrd@oftc.edu.
Note: Courses marked with an asterisk (*) qualify for professional CEU’s.Register Button
Class Class Dates Day Time Campus Location Cost
APL 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 Th 9 AM – 12 PM LOIC Classroom $50 per course
*Quickbooks for Accounting Professionals 8/7 T 9AM-4PM Sandersville, Tarbutton #220 $50
*Pharmacy Technician Skills Camp 8/8 & 8/9 W 9AM-4PM & 8AM-12PM Sandersville, Tarbutton #319 $400
Computer Skills II 8/14, 8/21, 8/28 T 6-8PM Jefferson County Center Classroom $65
Classroom Management 8/18 Sat 9AM-12PM Sandersville, Tarbutton 430 $25
Non-Profit Basics 8/20 M 9AM-4PM Dublin, Porter Center 625 $95
Commercial Photography 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 T 6-8PM Dublin, Porter Center 625 $100
STP Unit 1 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1 M 6-8:30PM Dublin, Porter Center 611 $250

Course Descriptions:

  • Academy of Professional Leadership (APL): A series of leadership courses focusing on the fundamentals of leading today’s workforce. Topics include communication skills, customer expectations, managing conflict, understanding diversity. This series is perfect for the veteran leader or emerging leader regardless of the organization or profession.
  • Classroom Management: This course is designed for educators and aspiring educators seeking to enhance their basic classroom skills. The certification that participants receive can be helpful in securing employment as a classroom teacher or substitute teacher in primary and secondary schools.
  • Commercial Photography: This course is designed to help current or aspiring commercial photographers better understand their craft. Participants will discover new creative ways to expand their boundaries. Various facets of photography will be explored including advertising, fashion, and journalism
  • Computer Skills I: This course will cover the basic aspects of computing including: becoming familiar with the various parts that make-up a computer; how to use a search engine like Google to browse the internet; how to create, send, and receive email; how to use social media such as Facebook. Much more will be covered and opportunities to have individual questions answered will also be a part of this very timely course.
  • Computer Skills II: This computing course is designed for users with more than a casual interest. This course builds upon topics covered in Computer Skills I by adding: Drag and drop, Search for files, Excel, Outlook.
  • Computer Skills III: This advanced course is designed for the serious user with career or other similar needs. The following will be the primary focus of the study: Advanced Excel usage, Pivot Tables, Access, Publisher.
  • Drone Pilot Training: This course prepares the student to take and pass the FAA required course for UAS (drone) pilot licensing. The course is taught by experts in FAR 107 training and education. Prepare to join this exciting and growing technology field.
  • Grant Writing: Learn both the practical and conceptual aspects of writing a competitive grant proposal. Emphasis is placed on writing great proposals that focus on the funding agency or agencies (be they federal, private, or corporate) and include the “extras” that make the difference between success and failure.
  • LEAN for Construction: Lean Construction is based on the pursuit of continuous improvements aimed at minimizing costs and maximizing value on a construction project. This series is designed to help contractors develop the knowledge needed to build Lean. Construction professionals at all experience levels will learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into a Lean Operating System.
  • Microsoft Office Suite: As a survey of the most popular computing platform, this course is designed to teach the new and experienced user alike how to use the many features of MS Word 2013 to create documents, publications, and complete tasks that require the use of a word processor.
  • Pharmacy Technician Skills Camp: These hands on ACPE courses meet requirements for 15 hours of CEUs towards CPhT certification.
  • Social Media Bootcamp: Learn from a media professional how to properly use social media like Facebook and Twitter to build your brand and develop a successful business.
  • Spanish for the Office: As the class title explains, learn the fundamentals of speaking Spanish within the office workplace.
  • Supervisory Training Program (STP): The Supervisory Training Program (STP) is a construction-specific training curriculum developed, updated and field-tested by and for contractors. Supervisory skill—or the lack of it—directly affects every company’s bottom line. You make your money in the field, and STP can help you improve your organization’s bottom line. The course is presented in six units. National certification is available to those that complete all six units successfully

CEU Credit Classes Course Descriptions:

  • *Pharmacy Technician Sterile Compounding CEU: For Pharmacy Technicians. This ACPE course also meets the requirements for CEU certification.
  • *Pharmacy Technician Skills Camp: These hands on ACPE courses also help to meet requirements for 15 hours of CEUs towards CPhT certification.
  • *Quickbooks for Accounting Professionals: With the demand for cloud-based and “on the go” accounting software growing, QuickBooks Online offers the reliability of a QuickBooks product without the stationary nature of QuickBooks Desktop. The QuickBooks Online Continuing Education class will be an interactive class reviewing the procedures and processes of QuickBooks Online. Topics covered will include customer transactions, vendor transactions, banking and credit card transactions, budgeting, inventory and classifications, and payroll.

*Many of our classes can also be used for credit toward required CEU certifications. Ask us if such credit is needed and we will compare our courses to your needs.

 

 

Customized Training

 A nationally recognized training program preparing individuals for leadership roles in the construction industry. Presented through a partnership with the Associated General Contractors of Georgia and OFTC.  For more detailed program information including requirements or to register, please contact Roger Byrd at 478-275-5988 or rbyrd@oftc.edu. Register Button
Class Dates
Topic Day Time Campus Location Cost
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American Heart Association Schedule

Anyone can take either class. The BLS Provider class is geared more toward RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s or anyone in the medical field. The First Aid and CPR classes are geared more toward first responders and lay persons. However, please contact your employer/work to find out which course you are required to have.

 

For more detailed program information including requirements or to register, please contact Katrina Veal at (478) 275-6592. **Heartsaver First Aid and CPR AED may be taken separately for $40 each. Heartsaver First Aid is from 9:00am-12:00pm and CPR AED 1:00pm-4:00pm.Register Button

Become a BLS (Basic Life Support) Instructor

This is a course for people who are interested in becoming a BLS Instructor. Must have a minimum of 3 students to make class.

 

Class Location: OFTC North Campus, Sandersville
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $75.00
Details: 9:00am – 4:00pm

  • TBD

Class Location: OFTC South Campus, Dublin
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $75.00
Details: 9:00am – 4:00pm

  • 9/5/18
  • 11/7/18

 

BLS (Basic Life Support) Provider

This course if for the professional healthcare provider and others whose job requires that they respond in a healthcare emergency and must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course. Core material such as adult, child and infant CPR (including two rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, barrier devices, and automated external defibrillator (AED) is covered.

 

Class Location: OFTC North Campus, Sandersville
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $65.00
Details: 9:00am – 12:30pm

  • 8/20/18
  • 9/17/18
  • 10/15/18
  • 11/19/18

Class Location: OFTC South Campus, Dublin
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $65.00
Details: 9:00am – 12:30pm

  • 8/15/18
  • 9/19/18
  • 10/17/18
  • 11/15/18

Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED**

This course teaches rescuers how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes of an emergency until professional help arrives. General principles of First Aid, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies, Adult/Child CPR/choking, Adult Child AED, Infant CPR and Choking, and Environmental Emergencies are included. This course is for those who have a duty to respond to a first aid or cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements.

 

Class Location: OFTC North Campus, Sandersville
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $75.00
Details: 9:00am – 4:00pm

  • 8/13/18
  • 10/8/18
  • 11/12/18

Class Location: OFTC South Campus, Dublin
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $75.00
Details: Wednesday, 9:00am – 4:00pm

  • 8/8/18
  • 9/12/18
  • 10/10/18
  • 11/14/18


For more detailed program information including requirements or to register, please contact Katrina Veal at (478) 275-6592. 
**Heartsaver First Aid and CPR AED may be taken separately for $40 each. Heartsaver First Aid is from 9:00am-12:00pm and CPR AED 1:00pm-4:00pm.Register Button